1.7 Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What are you reading?

A new week, a new batch of books–both books finished and being read. Today is…

Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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{Sharing what books we’ve read in the past week & the titles we are currently reading.}


I picked up this ARC from Monkey See, Monkey Do… bookstore. It is coming out in March. I started it yesterday and it already has me in its clutches.
From GoodReads:

Unremembered (Unremembered #1)

by Jessica Brody

The only thing worse than forgetting her past… is remembering it.When Freedom Airlines flight 121 went down over the Pacific Ocean, no one ever expected to find survivors. Which is why the sixteen-year-old girl discovered floating among the wreckage—alive—is making headlines across the globe.Even more strange is that her body is miraculously unharmed and she has no memories of boarding the plane. She has no memories of her life before the crash. She has no memories period. No one knows how she survived. No one knows why she wasn’t on the passenger manifest. And no one can explain why her DNA and fingerprints can’t be found in a single database in the world.Crippled by a world she doesn’t know, plagued by abilities she doesn’t understand, and haunted by a looming threat she can’t remember, Seraphina struggles to piece together her forgotten past and discover who she really is. But with every clue only comes more questions. And she’s running out of time to answer them.

Her only hope is a strangely alluring boy who claims to know her from before the crash. Who claims they were in love. But can she really trust him? And will he be able to protect her from the people who have been making her forget?

From popular young adult author, Jessica Brody comes a mesmerizing and suspenseful new series, set in a world where science knows no boundaries, memories are manipulated, and true love can never be forgotten.

This was a fascinating book that took a few turns I wasn’t expecting. Part “love” story, part Terminator, part Dark Angel (does anyone remember that show?), UNremembered was a fun, quick read that delivered on the cool trailer. (There wasn’t a lot of romance in this book—thankfully—which the trailer seemed to indicate, but this is book 1 in a trilogy so there may be more to come.) Keep your eyes open for this novel by Jessica Brody coming in March.
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[Check back throughout the day for updates of my students’ reading.]
Since last Monday, my A Class has read:
8 books
My B Class has read:
 14 books
My C Class has read:
10 books
[Really this time!]
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Before you see what the students are reading… what are you reading? Please leave a comment and let us know—and show the students that reading isn’t just a “school” thing.

(For every parent who leaves a comment with what you’re reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…)

[Check back at the end of the day to see the cool spinning pictures of what my students are reading.]

Click the picture below for A Class SpinCam
Click the picture below for B Class SpinCam
Click the picture below for C Class SpinCam

David Etkin


15 thoughts on “1.7 Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What are you reading?

  1. I am reading Every Day and I love it! Also, I have read The False Prince and it is such a fun, plot twisting read! Enjoy!

    • Everyone says FALSE PRINCE is great. Have your students liked it? (Do they read it? I forgot which grade you teach…)

      We have some possible future plans for this book…. 🙂

  2. I got Reached from the library(not sure how I was WAY down on the list), so that is what I am reading this week too.
    Bought a copy of Wonder and Malcolm is now reading it. I love it so much I am recommending it to anyone who will listen.

    • Great news all around. I’m right around p. 175 in Reached. We’ll have to talk soon.

      I didn’t know that you were a WONDER fan. (Did I?) It’s fantastic. How is Malcolm liking it?

  3. I read Wonder over the break and LOVED it! Thanks for sharing such an awesome book with your students. I think it should be required reading for every student in middle school!

    • I’m thrilled that you can now join in the WONDER conversation with us. It is powerful.

      I agree about the required reading. Search this blog for my first WONDER post last year and you’ll see I said the same thing.

      Thanks for commenting.

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